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meridian posted 07-29-2011 10:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for meridian   Send Email to meridian  
My 19 year old VHF gave op the ghost last week. It was mounted about thigh high in my 1992 19’ Outrage-II console. It was not easy to see the display or hear it. I purchased a Standard Horizon GX1150 as a replacement. I don’t want to mount it in the same place and I am limited on where else I can mount it. The best place for me would be to mount it vertically in about the same place as the old one. The speaker would be pointed up as well as the display. Although the radio is “waterproof”, I would think the speaker would be shot in short order.

Any other ideas I might try? I don’t want to stick it in the storage box on the top of the console nor on top of the box as wiring would be difficult.

Any know of a rail mount base that I might try?

Tom Hemphill posted 07-30-2011 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill  Send Email to Tom Hemphill     
I don't know of a way to mount the entire radio to a rail, but if you could mount an external speaker up high in front of your face, half your problem would be solved.
Phil T posted 07-30-2011 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Consider a remote mic.

For your VHF the CMP30 unit (black or white) would be appropriate. It has an integrated speaker.

See http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026K0FOS?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1

You could mount the VHF in the console or in the electronics box. Why is the wiring difficult?

While pricey, it really helps save space and is a clean look.

If you really want to mount the VHF to the rail, look at RAM mounts. See
http://www.basspro.com/Boating-Marine-Electronics-Electronics-Mounts/_/ N-1z0w6zn . You probably need one rail mount, one extention and one plate to attach to the VHF.

meridian posted 07-31-2011 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for meridian  Send Email to meridian     
After sleeping on it I'm going to mount it in the original spot and get a remote speaker.

Thanks for your suggestions

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